Originally, this was going to be a rant about my eBay items tracking number taking me back to eBay to view the shipping status. Why not send me to the carrier? USPS/UPS/FedEx all have very detailed tracking systems on their website. Then I thought about it, Amazon does this and so does Newegg and I’m sure many other sites are also doing this. Amazon’s is the most frustrating, it won’t show the tracking number unless you actually sign in, thus rant.
Then, I actually thought about the concept. I typically will browse the site after viewing the tracking number and at the very least, be thinking about a future purchase. Cha-Ching! The landing pages usually show some sort of suggested items to go with my purchase too. Maybe I forgot to buy hard drives for my new network storage box, could be anything. While that feature would be pretty awesome, figuring the code out for that would be a bit more work so I’ll skip it for now and just include some generic products that could go with anything.
When I get an idea like this I always want to make sure I’m not reinventing the wheel before I start working. Thankfully someone else did the labor over at codecanyon. So I gave it a purchase and am in the middle of setting it up. I can only imagine that the amount of return visits will skyrocket using this quick feature. I’ll report on my findings. Just wanted to share the concept while I had some time!